A key contract has been awarded to WEG Electric CIS, one of the WEG Group subsidiaries, for the supply of 2 x Tube-cooled Flameproof, 710 H/G frame size electric motors. Designed and manufactured in the Maia facility, these motors drive fans intended for installation on the main ventilation system of this mine.

The fans of this ventilation system are supplied by Artemovskij machine-buiding plant "Ventprom", one of the ventilation system leaders in the Eurasian continent.

The main features of these tube-cooled flameproof motors include:

  • 2400 kW, 710 H/G, 8 poles, 6000 V, 50 Hz, B3L (D);
  • Ex I M2 Ex "d" IM T4 Mb PB Ex d IM T4 (classification intended for underground coal mining application);
  • EACEx / TR CU Certification;
  • Features to offer extended lifetime, low-cost operation throughout the life cycle and high adaptability to extreme operating and maintenance conditions.

One of the major points of this project was also the supply of a special bearings arrangement suitable to withstand the application high loads and inertia.

WEG's premium performance on this project enabled relationship strengthening the long-lasting partnership with Ventprom, resulting in positive gains for the end user.

"The Russian market is highly demanding when it comes to tailor-made and fully customised products, other than reliability and performance requirements. WEG has the expertise to meet these expectations which together with the company's, innovation initiatives and on-time support are the foundations that enable WEG to offer quality results to customers," says Ihor Sapa, Business Development of Russia & CIS countries.

Russia is one of the priority markets for WEG and the factories established in Portugal are entirely equipped to design and manufacture explosion-protected solutions to this marketplace and surrounding CIS countries.

WEG's customer focused-approach and expertise in supplying customized solutions, paying attention to individual needs and requirements from mining companies worldwide, is an evidence that WEG is prepared to address the requirements of major worldwide projects for underground mining and other classified area products.


About Ventprom

Based in Artemovskij, Russia, Ventprom is a manufacturer of main ventilation fans for mines, tunnels and underground systems, including metros, across CIS countries. With more than 70 years of history, the company is a leading manufacturer in its field.


About Chertinskaya-Koksovaya mine

The "Chertinskaya-Koksovaya" mine is located in the town of Belovo, Kemerovo Oblast, and together with the "Kostromovskaya Mine" it belongs to OOO "MMK – UGOL". In the past year the mines associated with the company produced approximately 3.4 million tons of coal and 2.8 million tons of coal intended for for steel production.